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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo released by Northwest Metro Drug Task Force/Minnesota Departments of Public Safety shows "Dank" packaging, part of the 75,000 THC vaping cartridges seized in a record drug bust in Anoka County, Minn. Dank, a shadowy but widely sold illegal marijuana vape is drawing the attention of investigators looking into a rash of mysterious lung illnesses around the U.S. Investigators haven't identified a culprit in the outbreak but say many patients have mentioned using Dank vapes. (Northwest Metro Drug Task Force/Minnesota Departments of Public Safety via AP)
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October 04, 2019 - 9:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a widely known vape cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it’s not a licensed brand. And it’s got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vape cartridges that go by the catchy, one-syllable name “Dank” _ a slang word for highly potent cannabis _ are...
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Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is leaving after a closed-door interview with House investigators as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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October 04, 2019 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Ukrainian envoy Kurt Volker (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Three House committees have released dozens of texts between U.S. diplomats in Ukraine discussing how to handle a response to President Donald Trump’s demands that the country launch an investigation...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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October 03, 2019 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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October 03, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he took steps to expand Medicare’s private insurance option. But no Democrat is proposing to take coverage or benefits...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, members of Nickelback pose on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa. Twitter has removed President Donald Trump’s tweet of a Nickelback meme aimed at former Vice President Joe Biden because of a copyright complaint. The removed post, which featured the group’s 2005 music video “Photograph,” showed singer Chad Kroeger holding an edited photo of Biden, his son Hunter, a Ukrainian gas executive and another man. A Twitter spokesperson on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, said it responded “to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
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October 03, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and YouTube have removed a video from President Donald Trump that featured an edited Nickelback music video clip that took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden. Both a Twitter post and a YouTube upload were blocked because of copyright complaints. The video featured a...
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A Delta commercial airline plane taxis to take-off behind investigators at the wreckage of World War II-era bomber plane that crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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October 02, 2019 - 7:52 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era B-17 bomber with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven plane struggled to get into the air and slammed into a...
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November 26, 2018 - 11:05 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey had barely won a third term in office before the Pennsylvania Democrat began saying he's open to the idea of running for president in 2020. On Monday, Casey's campaign released a memo making the case for Casey's electoral effectiveness in a state that was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia. With Wolf’s second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania’s Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election. The Republican majorities remain substantial, but they’re going to be the smallest since Wolf became governor in 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 17, 2018 - 10:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania's Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election. The Republican majorities remain substantial,...
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U.S. Sen.Bob Casey, D-PA, right, and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta prepare before their first debate, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, in the studio of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Casey, 58, of Scranton, is seeking a third six-year term. Barletta, 62, of Hazleton, is in his fourth term in Congress. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
October 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, ended in a personal and emotional exchange. Saturday's hour-long debate was at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. In his closing, Barletta raised the issue of a Casey TV...
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October 19, 2018 - 9:32 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained flat in September at a nearly two-decade low, as payrolls rose to a record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since...
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